At Bishop Challoner we plan to provide effective transition at all stages in the education journey. Each transition stage provides new challenges and opportunities for our pupils and this can be an anxious time for parents and children alike, so we work together to ensure that your child’s transition is secure and stress free as possible.
For pupils joining from neighbouring nurseries, parents are invited in to our ‘new’ parents information evening together with our current parents during June. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to meet other parents whose children are joining the junior school from Reception to Year 6 and meet their child’s classroom teacher.
All junior pupils (current and new) are also given the opportunity to spend a day in their ‘new’ class with the teacher they will be having when they return in the Autumn Term.
As our pupils journey through the junior school, they will meet a number of our senior specialist teachers. This accustoms our pupils to a wider range of subjects on offer at Bishop Challoner School and gives them a taste of what curriculum areas are available in the senior school. We also hold a transition day in July where Year 5 are invited to be part of the senior school and sample some Year 7 lessons.